E Komo Mai! Welcome to my blog.

I'm delighted that you dropped in! E Komo Mai: WELCOME! This blog is basically an online visual journal is modeled after a concept I learned of in psychology 101... waaaaaaay back in college. That concept was somewhere in the chapter on The Significance of Dreams, where it mentioned someone's theory on dreaming about a house usually means that the house represents you. So I have used my actual house (Mauna Lea Manor) to structure my blog. In different rooms you will find different aspects of my life; different interests I like to blog about. This is a way to bring a little organization into my life and thoughts for myself... (dreams are in The Bedroom, Family updates are in The Living room, etc.)
This also, I would imagine, make reading this blog more convenient for you as well. If you are a grandparent interested in seeing photos and hearing stories about my boys, but maybe not so interested in my bellydancing obsession: you can just read what goes on in The Playground. But if you are an Art Collector more interested in my latest work and information on collecting, but not especially interested in my personal life: you'd enjoy The Office. Mauna Lea Manor is sort of the foyer to all the other rooms. If you would like to tour my online portfolio, please visit: www.stephaniebolton.com.
I hope you enjoy your time here ;) & continue to stop by!

Incense...a SEED program

You can try Incense THIS summer! 

Incense is a year long after school program and registration for the 2012-13 school year is now open...
You can register online at www.incensehawaii.weebly.com

If you are a girl between the ages of 13- 18 and you have an interest in learning 
 Tribal Style Belly Dance- you will LOVE this program.
Please email me at mauna.lea.studios@gmail.com
so I can keep you updated on the details.
If you are a parent, friend, teacher, etc who knows a teen girl you think would benefit from being in this program- you can also email me for more information.
Check out our website for additional information:
photo from our student show
photo from our student show
You can also check out our Facebook page to see what's happening right now (scroll down for link)

See what the girls who did it last year had to say....

Located at Mauna Lea Manor in Holualoa!
This is a private estate complete with fully mirrored dance studio, art studio, sewing room on 5 gorgeous acres nestled in the country.  Out of courtesy to the owners & neighbors, please email mauna.lea.studios@gmail.com for directions or call Stephanie at 808 854-1270.

VERY exciting news! The non profit organization: Mana Ke'a Gardens Sanctuary has volunteered to be our fiscal sponsor meaning that any donations made to program to help girls attend are tax-deductible!  All donations over $50 are eligible for a tax reduction.
This is great news!
You can create a full scholarship for one girl to attend Incense by donating $1300.00
or you can also donate money towards supplies & partial scholarships

You can make a donation of any amount right now online by clicking on the link below: